Do you have courgettes growing in your garden or allotment? If so you probably have plenty of them right now or you might have let a few of your courgettes get too big? This delicious stuffed marrow recipe will make the most of your harvest and an excellent supper

This recipe will make a good supper for two people. Allow about 15 minutes for preparation and 10 more for the final cooking.

Ingredients for Spicy Stuffed Marrow

1 medium marrow or large courgette cut in half length ways
250g Beef mince from Morley Butchers
1 Large butchers sausage from Morley Butchers
1 medium Onion chopped
1 clove of garlic finely chopped
Oregano (fresh or dried)
Chili flakes, cayenne pepper or similar
Salt and pepper
Fried Breadcrumbs

For the white sauce you will need  Butter, flour and milk

Cooking method for Spicy Stuffed Marrow

Soften and lightly brown you chopped onion in a frying pan, remove when done

Next peel and then cut you courgette or marrow in half length ways

Using a spoon scoop out the seeds and pith to create a boat shape ready for stuffing

Boil the vegetable halves until soft – don’t cook too long as they can collapse. Allow them to drain well to remove as much moisture as possible.

Preheat your oven to 200 oc

Combine your beef and sausage meat in a bowl mix in the herbs (well chopped if using fresh), chili and seasoning. Be generous with the spice it works well with the milder marrow and white sauce. Add to the frying pan and cook well to achieve a good crumbly texture. Add the softened onions to the pan and combine.

Place you cooked marrow into a suitable roasting dish – a close fit works well and stops any of the stuffing falling out later. Put into the oven.

Prepare you white sauce – you can find a good recipe for this here >> When finished pour over your stuffed marrow and sprinkle with the fried  breadcrumbs. Allow the dish to warm through and serve right away.